Thursday, June 14, 2012

Parsons Brinkerhoff names two to management team

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Parsons Brinckerhoff named Greg Kelly to the newly created position of global chief operating officer. Clifford Eby succeeds Kelly as president of Parsons Brinckerhoff's Americas Transportation operating company.

"The COO position is being created to ensure the continued success of each of our operating companies and to enhance their abilities to work together across our expanding global operations," said George Pierson, president and chief executive officer of Parsons Brinckerhoff. "Greg Kelly has led our largest business since 2008, delivering consistent growth in sales, project margins, revenues and driving operating efficiencies while strengthening the company's underlying commitment to fulfilling client expectations. He is ideally suited to take on this new role within the company."

Kelly has served in a number of leadership positions during his 20-year career with Parsons Brinckerhoff. As president of the Americas Transportation operating company for the past four years, he was responsible for managing a business unit with close to $1 billion in annual revenue and 4,000 employees located in 70 offices throughout the U.S. On a national basis, he was responsible for all planning, design, strategic consulting and construction services within the transportation market, including highways, bridges, transit and rail, aviation and ports and marine.

Eby was previously a senior vice president in charge of Parsons Brinckerhoff's Technical Excellence Centers in the Americas Transportation company and also supported the firm's strategic efforts in rail and infrastructure markets, particularly high-speed rail. He has nearly 40 years of experience in the industry, with specific expertise in rail safety, finance and economic regulatory practices, transportation policy and rail infrastructure program design.

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